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  • President Obama arrives in South Korea for nuclear summit

     
    President Obama landed in South Korea early Sunday, and his first stop was slated to be the heavily fortified military encampment facing the country's secretive neighbor to the north....
  • In South Korea, Obama salutes U.S. troops at 'freedom's frontier'

     
    REPORTING FROM PANMUNJOM, South Korea -- Trekking up to one of the last outposts of the Cold War, President Obama on Sunday gazed out over the heavily fortified barrier that cuts through the Korean peninsula and thanked U.S. troops for guarding "freedom's...
  • South Korea unveils missiles, says can hit any North Korea target

     
    After a failed North Korean rocket launch that upset and unsettled the region, South Korea showed off new cruise missiles to reporters, boasting that they could hit any target in North Korea....
  • Court deals blow to South Korean law outing Internet users

     
    South Koreans should not have to identify themselves before weighing in on online message boards and using other websites, a constitutional court ruled Thursday, dealing a blow to a law curbing Internet anonymity....
  • North Korea is willing to accept aid from South Korea, officials say

     
    North Korea is willing to accept aid from South Korea after devastating floods left scores dead and tens of thousands homeless, South Korean officials said Monday. But exactly what the country will get and how has yet to be decided. If the two countries...
  • China-U.S. power play at core of East Asian island disputes

     
    At first glance, it seems to make little sense that China and U.S. allies in the Western Pacific would dredge up old fights over uninhabitable islands, provoking nationalist protests, diplomatic rifts and a threat of violent confrontation in a strategic...
  • South Koreans blame politics in Roh's death

    South Koreans blame politics in Roh's death
    They came bearing flowers and cigarettes for their fallen hero, the former head of state whose life many believe was cut short by the vengeful nature of South Korean politics. Countless mourners have paid their respects to Roh Moo-hyun, an outpouring...
  • Stephen Kim Sou-hwan dies at 86; outspoken S. Korean cardinal

    Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, a philosophy student who became South Korea's first Roman Catholic cardinal and an outspoken critic of authoritarian rule, died Monday. He was 86. Kim had been suffering from pneumonia for several months and was recently...
  • To a South Korean farmer, this cow was sacred

    To a South Korean farmer, this cow was sacred
    The stampede to see South Korea's most reluctant celebrities starts early, often before they're out of bed. On many weekends, hundreds of tourists appear at the tumbledown homestead to meet 82-year-old farmer Choi Won-kyun and his loving but nagging...
  • South Korea's squeeze on financial news

    South Korea's squeeze on financial news
    In South Korea, image and perception are paramount -- especially when it comes to how the conservative Lee Myung-bak administration is dealing with the global financial crisis. In an apparent effort to restore confidence among international investors,...
  • South Korean conglomerates act as though they are above the law

    South Korean conglomerates act as though they are above the law
    Yoo Hong-joon says he knows the wrath of the rich and powerful in a nation dominated by family-owned firms known as chaebols. The 52-year-old former driver says that in October, as board members watched, a trucking company owner beat him repeatedly...